Today we enjoy a short circular walk towards White Nancy and along Kerridge Hill. The area is close to the towns of Macclesfield and Bollington, Cheshire. For a map of the area click here. The weather today is dry with sunny spells.

The walk up to White Nancy can be reached by following a path along a farm track to the right of the now closed public house, The Redway Tavern (left photo). Car parking is limited, we park on the nearby Jackson Lane. The concrete farm track rises until you reach a cattle grid, shortly after here you will notice steps leading off to the right. These will take you towards the local landmark, White Nancy.
After White Nancy we continue in a southerly direction along Kerridge Ridge. The views are superb, looking across Cheshire to the west and the Peak District to the east. The small village in the photo on the left above is Rainow, situated to the south east of White Nancy. There are large stone quarries all along the western side of the ridge that unfortunately spoil the view along with the industrial buildings at Macclesfield.
Continuing along the hill, the path is part of the Gritstone Trail, we follow it as it bears right and downhill along Higher Lane, passing old cottages on this cobbled lane, before we return to Jackson Lane.
The three photos above were taken after we return, the sun makes an appearance and the presence of a few flowers and bulbs promises Spring is on the way.


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